Category Archives: Trail Stories

Riverside Preserve

On April 13th, 2019, Riverside Preserve was opened to the public.  This new nature preserve of 196 acers provides the first public access to the Rappahannock River in Fauquier County.  It lies just up Leeds Manor Road off of 211. The land was generously donated by the MacDonald family who have enjoyed it for years…
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John Marshall Birthplace Trail

View This Trail Very near the lost German Colony that was the first European habitation in Fauquier County, John Marshall’s father Thomas moved along the stream of Licking Run with his wife and mother in the year 1754. One year later, the future Chief Justice was born somewhere around the John Marshall Birthplace Trail. How…
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White’s Mill Trail

View This Trail The colonization of Northern Virginia proceeded slowly in the 17th and 18th centuries, usually along waterways as there was little to offer from the muddy pits and scant game paths that were available as roads. Even when waterways were not navigable, they were used for barge transport, irrigation and as power sources…
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Wildcat Mountain Trail

View This Trail Unfortunately, the trial is no longer open to the public.  For more information, click here.  3/8/17 If you’re driving south on Interstate 17 from Marshall towards Warrenton, you likely will appreciate the rolling green and forested hills to your right. These are a series of peaks with names like Broken Leg Mountain,…
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